Have you ever wondered, when to use
git pull and when to use
If you observe closely, they both kind of do something similar. so the only difference is that when you do
git pull it internally does
git fetch followed by a
git fetch is used to update your remote-tracking branches under
refs/remotes/<remote_name>/. This will not change your local branch, and your local branch head under
This is particularly useful if you need to keep your local repository updated with remote repository, but are working on something that might break the code if you update your files. To merge the commits into your current local branch, you must use
git merge later, when you feel code is clean and nothing will break.
git pull is what you will do to bring your remote branch equal to your local branch, while also updating other remote tracking branches. so Git will merge any pulled commits into the branch you are currently working on. If you don’t carefully manage your branches, you may run into frequent conflicts.